Monday, January 18, 2021

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Vegan Pumpkin and Green Gram Curry

This curry is mild, delicious, and simple enough to prepare that it can be perfect for a busy weeknight or for a lazy weekend. The prep time is the chopping part alone and cooks very quickly in instant pot. Moreover, this curry is vegan and is perfect for your vegan guests for your Thanksgiving Party! I love this cumin flavored rice. They are great with flatbreads too. 

Sue Lau of Palatable Pastime is hosting the #multicookermonday and I am linking this recipe for the event. We can use electric pressure cookers like Instant pot (small electric appliances) and make the recipe for this event, If you would like to join, please checkout the Facebook PageMulticooker Monday is a friendly food blogging group where we get together on the third Monday of the month  to post recipes for the multicooker: instant pot or pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, sous vide or other cooking device with no theme; anything goes!


Serves 6-8 

Pumpkin - 2 cups, diced
Green gram - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 tsp
Garlic - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cup
Salt - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Cayenne powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro - 1 tbsp
Green chili - 2, slit
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp, toasted
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Pumpkin pie spice - 1 and 1/4 tsp


Add oil to the instant pot in sauté mode. Add the cumin, onion, ginger and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, green chili, and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the green gram, water, salt, turmeric, cayenne, and pumpkin spice.

Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. In the meantime, grind sesame and peanut to a powder.

Release the pressure. Open the instant pot carefully. Add to the curry. Simmer for 2-3 min.

Serve with rice or flatbread.

Multicooker Monday January 2021:

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  1. I'm looking for more plant based recipes. Can't wait to serve up this stew. Thanks

  2. This sounds delicious. I love your pumpkin tureen!

  3. I love any curry, vegan or not (doesn't matter to me) and yours looks delish.

  4. This looks like it is loaded with flavor. Definitely a recipe I would love to try!

  5. This a delicious dish with lots of flavor...yum.

  6. Look at all those beautiful spices - I can imagine this smells amazing!